The recent article on the Belongil rock wall project saying it was open for comment unfortunately is misleading to residents.
There will be no public consultation on this matter.
The councillors who voted for it to happen never determined for it to go out on public exhibition.
Dumping rocks on the Belongil sand spit will not to be determined via a normal development application process but under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Under this provision there is no process for residents of Byron Shire to make a submission on this matter either for or against it.
The decision is effectively to be determined behind closed doors.
This is the main reason I did not vote in support of this happening. I believe Byron Shire residents deserve better than this from our elected representatives.
Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay